How to travel from Málaga to Cartagena

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Travel Information from Málaga to Cartagena

distanceDistance198 miles (319 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range- $93
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $51 (€44) • 6 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $93 (€80) • 3 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Vueling Airlines or Renfe

Travel 198 miles (319 km) by bus or flight between Málaga and Cartagena. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Alsa, Vueling Airlines or Renfe among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Málaga to Cartagena.

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from Málaga to Cartagena

How to get from Málaga to Cartagena by train, bus or flight.

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bus

The best way to travel from Málaga to Cartagena is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Alsa
10:00AM7h55
Malaga, Estación de Autobuses
05:55PMCartagena
$531One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
Alsa
10:00AM7h55
Malaga, Estación de Autobuses
05:55PMCartagena
$531One-way
1 transfer
Fastest
Alsa
05:30PM6h00
Malaga, Estación de Autobuses
11:30PMCartagena
$531One-way
1 transfer
Other options
Alsa
10:00AM7h55
Malaga, Estación de Autobuses
05:55PMCartagena
$531One-way
1 transfer
Alsa
09:00AM8h55
Malaga, Estación de Autobuses
05:55PMCartagena
$531One-way
1 transfer
Alsa
08:30AM9h25
Málaga
05:55PMCartagena
$531One-way
1 transfer

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You can travel by travel between Málaga and Cartagena with Alsa and Renfe. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

Renfe is Spain’s national travel company offering a multitude of domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe is known for its range of ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travelers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use on Omio. When you ride with Renfe, you can expect to find an impressive fleet of travel offering different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel to your destination. These travel types include Renfe AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter travel and Trenhotel night travel.

    Alsa is the main provider of travel travel in Spain. As a subsidiary of the UK travel company National Express, Alsa offers a plethora of regional, national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers per year. Alsa has an impressive fleet of travel with different levels of comfort and amenities on offer. Aside from the Alsa Normal travel with free WiFi, bathrooms, footrests and entertainment on board, the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium travel provide more luxurious services when traveling by road, depending on the specific route. Apart from the Standard ticket, Alsa offers other travel tickets like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes.

      FAQs: Travel from Málaga to Cartagena

      FAQs: Travel to Cartagena easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Málaga to Cartagena.
      FAQs

      You can get to Cartagena from Málaga 2 different ways: bus or flight.

      The cheapest way to get from Málaga to Cartagena is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $51 (€44) compared to other travel options to Cartagena:

      Taking a bus costs $42 (€37) less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of $93 (€80).

      A bus is () less than a train with an average ticket price of () from Málaga to Cartagena.

      The fastest way from Málaga to Cartagena is by flight with an average journey time of 3 h 15 min.

      There are alternative travel options to Cartagena that take longer:

      Bus takes on average 6 h 45 min.

      The distance is approximately 198 miles (319 km) from Málaga to Cartagena.

      The average frequency per day from Málaga to Cartagena is:

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Málaga and Cartagena as scheduled services by bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

        These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Málaga to Cartagena:

        • Buses mostly depart from Malaga, Estación de Autobuses and arrive in Cartagena, Estación de Autobuses.
        • Trains mostly leave from Málaga María Zambrano and tend to arrive in Cartagena.

        The following travel companies offer services from Málaga to Cartagena:

        • Alsa or BlaBlaCar can take you to Cartagena by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Alsa from Málaga to Cartagena for $51 (€44).
        • Vueling Airlines can get you to Cartagena by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Vueling Airlines from Málaga to Cartagena for $93 (€80) on Omio.

        Yes, there are direct services available from Málaga to Cartagena with the following travel companies:

        • Direct services by bus with.
        • Direct flight with.
        • Direct train with.

        Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Cartagena as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Cartagena from Málaga.

        Many of our customers who book a trip from Málaga to Cartagena often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Murcia, Madrid, Alicante, Valencia or Barcelona. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Málaga and Cartagena itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Cartagena and any of these top destinations today!

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